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End of “Singapore: Many Races, One People” Book

War, famine and hardship. Truly inspiring conditions for peace, abundance and comfort.

If you were to look at Singapore today, you’ll see a supercity throbbing as the heart of trade, transport, banking, tourism and communications in the region.

Which makes it hard to imagine that just over 50 years ago, this island was braving the ravages of the Second World War, until the Japanese Occupation ended in 1945 and the people were free.

As you can tell from these stamps, even while our forefathers cheered the formal surrender ceremony and victory celebrations, they also had to deal with food rationing, travel restrictions and other sufferings in the post-war years.

Moreover, after gaining independence from the Malayan Federation in 1965, the citizens had no choice but to spur on to transform the country into the amazing economic success it has become. Now you’ll find these achievements vividly displayed in an impressive range of stamps featuring everything from the modern city skyline to the advanced transport system. All bearing testimony to the good life modern Singaporeans enjoy.

Each of our stamps tells a story. And because the constant struggle for a better existence is the same the world over, you may just find a stamp that can speak volumes.

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6 November, 2008 at 1:00 pm

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The National Anthem

Majulah Singapura

Mari kita rakyat Singapura
Sama-sama menuju bahagia
Cita-cita kita yang mulia
Berjaya Singapura

Marilah kita bersatu
Dengan semangat yang baru
Semua kita berseru
Majulah Singapura
Majulah Singapura

(English Translation)

Onward Singapore

Come, fellow Singaporeans
Let us progress towards happiness together
May our noble aspiration bring
Singapore success.

Come, let us unite
In a new spirit
Let our voices soar as one
Onward Singapore
Onward Singapore

Written by victorkoo

3 November, 2008 at 1:00 pm

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The National Flag

Our National Flag consists of two equal  horizontal sections, red above white. In the upper left canton is a white crescent moon beside five white stars within a circle.

Each feature has its own distinctive meaning and significance: red symbolises universal brotherhood and equality of man; white signifies pervading and everlasting purity and virtue; the crescent moon represents a young nation on the ascendant; and the five stars stand for the nation’s ideals of democracy, peace, progress, justice and equality.

The Pledge

We,
the citizens of Singapore,
pledge ourselves as one united people,
regardless of race,
language or religion,
to build a democratic society
based on justice and equality
so as to achieve happiness, prosperity
and progress for our nation.

Written by victorkoo

30 October, 2008 at 1:00 pm

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We are one united people, and Singapore is our home.

MAJULAH SINGAPURA!

Written by victorkoo

27 October, 2008 at 1:00 pm

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To achieve happiness, prosperity and progress for our nation, we will join hands and work together.

Written by victorkoo

23 October, 2008 at 1:00 pm

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Yes, Singaporeans are different in many ways.

Different races, different cultures, different languages and different religions.

Written by victorkoo

20 October, 2008 at 1:00 pm

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Many annual festivals are celebrated in Singapore. Four of the festivals are shown on these stamps.

(Lunar New Year, Hari Raya, Deepavali and Christmas)

Written by victorkoo

16 October, 2008 at 1:00 pm

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